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The Galena Area Emergency Medical Service District is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit, volunteer, ILS emergency response ambulance service organized in 1978. Currently, we serve nine townships and three municipalities centered around historic Galena, Illinois.

Our facility is located on the campus of the Galena-Stauss Senior Center. The original facility was built in 1985. An addition in 1999 added a training lab, two offices, storage, two sleeping rooms with private baths, a staff lounge and a third ambulance bay.

Two of our ambulances, 1-Adam-17 in 2003 and 1-Adam-20 in 2009, were built on Ford F450 chassis. 1-Adam-18 was built by Horton and is a four wheel drive F450 with our first Stryker Performance Self-Loading cot unit. All units are equipped with Phillips Heart Start MRx ALS Monitors capable of transmitting 12 lead ECGs and measuring a patient's oxygen saturation, blood pressure and pulse. We also have IV warmers, Doppler stethoscopes and computer aided charting/reporting on board. We host the server that transmits the 12 lead ECGs to various hospitals for four ambulance services in Jo Daviess County.

In 2016 we responded to 638 calls, treating 688 patients. Additionally, we performed 33 standbys at public events and 5 firefighter rehabilitation standbys. We provide emergency transport to the Midwest Medical Center in Galena as well as Unity Point-Finley Hospital and Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Our greatest resource however, is our personnel. Our volunteer men and women come from all walks of life and education. Their expertise covers the range of drivers through paramedics. We make every effort to provide each member with the latest and most up to date training.

We are associated with the Mercyhealth System in Rockford which provides our protocols, training lectures, and printed materials used to maintain our ILS level of proficiency.


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